When I was in my very early 20s I wanted a shoulder tattoo of a Mexican Day of the Dead skull and the words “Et in Arcadia Ego” underneath (don’t even ask; I was an English major who drank one too many mezcals in Oaxaca). Fortunately I made myself adhere to a lengthy delay: if you still want the tattoo in seven years, I told myself, you can get it. Well, here I am, 30, with my shoulder still unblemished but for the odd bra strap indentation, so you can see how that went…
This brings me to this amazing collection of crafting-inspired tattoos on Buzzfeed, brought to my attention by the lovely Emily Harris. A few highlights:
These Mason jar flowers look almost exactly like our wedding table toppers (I know, I know; I’m guilty of the twee crime of Mason jarring):
These knuckle tattoos make my Day of the Dead skull idea seem subtle:
Well, if anyone didn’t believe that people are REALLY REALLY dedicated New Domesticity, this should clear that up!